Sri Neelakanteswara temple is just beside river Mahendra Tanaya in Patapatnam town of Srikakulam district. May be this the only place where you can see Lord Shiva resides in water for almost 6 months every year. No one knows from where the water comes and disappears.
Devotees believe that there is a secret under ground connection from Mahendra Tanaya river to the temple premises.
As per the Sasanas on temple rocks it is built between 1656 and 1674 by Maharaja Mukundha Gajapati Narayana of Parlakimidi (Eastern Ganga dynasty Gajapati king)
In this temple you can witness 53kg Panchaloha Nandeeswara as main Attraction.
You can also find Kasi Visveswara Swamy, Loka Natheswara Swamy,Kedareswara Swamy and Rama lingeswara Swamy temples in same premises of Main temple.
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Place name : Sree Neelakanteswara Temple
Timings : Monday 3am - 12pm
4:30am -12pm 4:30pm - 7pm
Mostly preferred by : Groups,Family's,couples and students
Best time to visit : Mornings and Evenings
Ideal Trip Duration Time : 1-2hrs
Transport : Own vehicle is best option, You can get buses from Narasannapeta(43km), Palasa(43km),Srikakulam(65km)
Railways : Pathapatnam,Paralakhemundi(4km),Palasa(43km)
Airways : Visakhapatnam (174km)
Accommodation : Pathapatnam
Nearest town/city : Paralakhemundi(4km)
Festivals : Maha Shivaratri, karthika masam & kalyana utsavam
Networks Available : Airtel,Cellone,Idea,Reliance,tata docomo,Vodafone
Near by Hospitals : Pathapatnam
Near by Police Station : Pathapatnam 8946 - 255133 , 9440795854
Near by Banks/atm's : Pathapatnam
Internet Availability : Pathapatnam
Pin code : 532213
Std code : 91 8946